Barnsley 4-0 Notts County

Last updated : 12 November 2018 By Rob Miles

Barnsley won an FA Cup tie for the first time since 2014 to move into the second round.

This 4-0 victory over League Two Notts County was also their biggest FA Cup victory since that 2014-2015 season they defeated Burton Albion 5-0 in the first round - they would eventually reach the third round that season.

Since Kayode Odejayi's header famously knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup and sent Barnsley to Wembley in 2008, the Reds have played eight ties at Oakwell (including replays) and this was only the third victory (W3 D1 L4)

Indeed home and away Barnsley have played 19 FA Cup ties since that quarter-final (including replays) and have won only six (W6 D2 L11)

This was the 18th time Barnsley have scored 4+ in the FA Cup (also doing so in 2014, 2005, 1999, 1993, 1989, 1985, 1979, 1962, 1953x2, 1947, 1936, 1931, 1927, 1910x2 and 1906)

This was Barnsley's FOURTH 4-0 win of the season (all comps) it is the first time they have scored four or more in four games in a season since 2015-2016 (4-1 v Swindon, 4-2 v Blackpool, 6-1 v Rochdale, 4-1 v Wigan)

Including a penalty shootout Barnsley have won five successive home matches for the first time since 2000 when they won their first six home games of 2000-2001 in all competitions.

If you do not include a club's under 21 side, Barnsley have won three successive home games against EFL opponents without conceding for the first time since February/March 2016 when they defeated Bury 3-0, Doncaster 1-0 and Coventry 2-0 - they would go on to gain a fourth successive home clean sheet, drawing 0-0 with Scunthorpe.

All Barnsley's goals came after the break (48, 53, 77, 81), the first time they have scored four second half goals since the 4-0 win at Wolves in September 2016 (73, 83, 85, 90)

There were four different scorers in a Barnsley game for the first time since the 4-2 win at Burton in October 2017, Potts was one of the scorers that day too.

The result stretched Barnsley's unbeaten home record in all competitions to 14 matches, (W8 D6) their best run at home since after losing their first home game of 2007-2008 they subsequently went unbeaten in the next 14 (W9 D5)

As mentioned before this is Barnsley's fourth 4-0 win of the season and Brad Potts has netted in all four, whilst Kieffer Moore has netted in three of them.

The Reds remain unbeaten when Moore has scored this season (W5 D1)

Moore and Potts both scored and assisted in this game, the second time they have both achieved this feat this season.

Zeki Fryers scored the second goal, only his second for the Reds, the other coming in a 2-0 win over Birmingham 12 months ago.

Cauley Woodrow also scored his first goal for 12 months, since netting for Bristol City in a 2-1 home defeat to Preston.

Daniel Stendel has now won his first league and FA Cup game 4-0.

Barnsley have opened the scoring in nine of their 10 home matches in 2017-2018 (all comps) and are still yet to be behind at Oakwell this season.

This was Barnsley's first win in four meetings with the Magpies and their biggest ever against them.

It was their first win against County in seven Oakwell meetings.

This was the first time Notts County have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the first round since 2015-2016.

Despite a 4-0 triumph both sides enjoyed 50% possession, meaning Notts County join only Bradford and Bristol Rovers that the Reds have not enjoyed more possession than this season - Barnsley have however won all three games without conceding a goal.

Barnsley had 13 shots on target, their most in a match this season.

Notts County despite only having one shot on target did force seven corners, the joint most by an opponent at Oakwell this season - also Walsall.


Barnsley Team:

1. Adam Davies

12. Dimitri Cavaré  

5. Ethan Pinnock

6. Liam Lindsay

3. Zeki Fryers  

20. Brad Potts

27. Alex Mowatt 

8. Cameron McGeehan

26. Mamadou Thiam

25. Cauley Woodrow  

19. Kieffer Moore


33. Jacob Brown (for Cavaré 68)

21. Mike-Steven Bähre (for Woodrow 68)

7. Ryan Hedges (for Mowatt 77)

Unused Substitutes:

10. George Moncur

18. Adam Jackson

23. Daniel Pinillos

35. Jake Greatorex


Notts County Team:

1. Ross Fitzsimons, 26. Jamie Turley, 16. Shaun Brisley, 19. Elliott Ward, 25. Cedric Evina, 11. Enzio Boldewijn, 24. Robert Milsom, 4. Elliott Hewitt, 10. Nathan Thomas, 7. Lewis Alessandra, 9. Kristian Dennis.


23. Daniel Jones (for Thomas 72)

37. Kion Etete (for Dennis 72)

33. Declan Dunn (for Evina 82)

Unused Substitutes:

5. Richard Duffy, 13. Branislav Pindroch, 18. Terry Hawkridge, 21. Keston Davies 

Notts County manager Harry Kewell said:

“Two mistakes put us 2-0 down very quickly after half-time,”

“At that point it’s an uphill battle because we had to push forwards trying to get back into the game and left ourselves vulnerable.

“We need to ensure we concentrate for the entire game and cover for each other because we’re making too many errors right now.”


Match Reports:

Official Website



FA Cup First Round results:

Haringey Borough 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

                                   Pinnock 90

Maidenhead United 0-4 Portsmouth

                                        Thompson 43

                                        Hawkins 55

                                        Lowe 60

                                        Wheeler 83

Accrington Stanley 1-0 Colchester United

Barlaser 34

Aldershot Town 1-1 Bradford City

Fowler 12

                                   Knight-Percival 71

BARNSLEY 4-0 Notts County

Woodrow 48

Fryers 53

Potts 77

Moore 81

Bromley 1-3 Peterborough United

Johnson 40

                       Godden 45+3

                       Godden 56

                       Ward 84

Bury 5-0 Dover Athletic

O'Shea 12

Mayor 18

Moore 36

Moore 64

Telford 90+1

Chesterfield 1-1 Billericay Town

Maguire 17

                            Emmanuel 52

Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Carlisle United

                                     Devitt 90

Ebbsfleet United 0-0 Cheltenham Town

Exeter City 2-3 Blackpool

                          Doodoo 3

                          Cullen 19

                          Pritchard 24

Tillson 69

Abrahams 90

Gillingham 0-0 Hartlepool United

Grimsby Town 3-1 Milton Keynes Dons

                                Agard 23

Embleton 50

Thomas 61

Vernam 73

Lincoln City 3-2 Northampton Town

Anderson 16

Pett 52

                            Bridge 55

                            Van Veen 81

Andrade 90+2

Luton Town 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Shinnie 41

Cornick 71

Maidstone United 2-1 Macclesfield Town

                                      Stephens 14

Powell 51

Turgott pen 69

Metropolitan Police 0-2 Newport County

                                         Amond 41

                                         Matt 48

Morecambe 0-0 FC Halifax Town

Oxford United 0-0 Forest Green Rovers

Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Stevenage

Lameiras 90+4

Rochdale 2-1 Gateshead

Mellish og 21

Henderson 23

                        Mellish 49

Scunthorpe United 2-1 Burton Albion

Perch 16

Novak 33

                                        Boyce 79

Southend United 1-1 Crawley Town

Kightly 9

                                    White og 85

Southport 2-0 Boreham Wood

Winnard 29

Gilchrist 70

Sutton United 0-0 Slough Town

Swindon Town 2-1 York City

Twine 12

                                Ferguson 43

Alzate 76

Torquay United 0-1 Woking

                                  Kretzschmar pen 48

Tranmere Rovers 3-3 Oxford City

Jennings 34

                                     Tshimanga 39

                                     Tshimanga 66

Jennings 78

                                     Tshimanga 82

Norwood 89

Walsall 3-2 Coventry City

Cook 12

Ginnelly 28

                    Clarke-Harris 33

                    Thomas 56

Devlin 77

Yeovil Town 1-3 Stockport County

Fisher 8

                            Warburton 34

                             Bell 38

                             Mulhern 62


Sunday 11th November 2018:

Alfreton Town 1-4 Fleetwood Town

                               Madden 13

                               Hunter 20

                               Madden pen 60

Sinnott 70

                               Garner 90+2

Barnet 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Robson 16

                   Lines pen 66

Chorley 2-2 Doncaster Rovers

O'Keefe 2

                     Kane 11

Meppen-Walter 43

                     Kane 77

Guiseley 4-3 Cambridge United

Hatfield 25

Moyo 40

Felix 48

James 55

                        Ibehre 65

                        Maris 89

                        Ibehre 90+2

Hitchin Town 0-2 Solihull Moors

                              Yussuf pen 72

                              Wright 78

Mansfield Town 1-1 Charlton Athletic

Hamilton 45

                                  Stevenson 73

Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Salford City

Norburn 25

                                      Rooney 27

Weston-super-Mare 0-2 Wrexham

                                         Summerfield 51

                                         Beavon 81

Port Vale 1-2 Sunderland

                      Honeyman 1

                      Gooch 19

Pope 35


Monday 12th November 2018:

Hampton & Richmond 1-2 Oldham Athletic

Dickson pen 15

                                             Hunt 89

                                             Lang 90+5


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group F: Barnsley v Bradford City, Tuesday 13th November 2018. Kick-Off: 7:30pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Seventeen: Accrington Stanley v Barnsley, Saturday 17th November 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm